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  • Tweetie Creator Loren Brichter’s Next Act: Atebits 2.0 To “Make Fun And Useful Things” [Like Games]

    Tweetie Creator Loren Brichter’s Next Act: Atebits 2.0 To “Make Fun And Useful Things” [Like Games]

    Tweetie creator and UX prodigy Loren Brichter has just announced a new project, Atebits 2.0. Atebits was the name of his previous company that was bought by Twitter in 2010. He announced as well that his first project will be a game. Read More

  • Rumored: Development To Cease For Twitter’s Mac Client

    Rumored: Development To Cease For Twitter’s Mac Client

    Here’s a piece of Twitter news that would really make me sad. According to former TechCrunch full-time writer guy, MG Siegler, Twitter will cease to support and develop Twitter for Mac. Read More

  • In The Post-Client Era, Did Tweetbot Just Swipe Twitter's iPhone Crown?

    In The Post-Client Era, Did Tweetbot Just Swipe Twitter's iPhone Crown?

    Don’t focus on making new Twitter clients. The message has been very clear — well, moderately clear — for weeks now. If you’re a third-party looking to develop in the Twitter ecosystem, you should focus on data or niche experiences. Good thing Tweetbot didn’t listen. If you’ve looked at Twitter tonight, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the… Read More

  • Twitter For Mac Is Like Massively Multiplayer IM — Will It Alter Twitter Itself?

    Twitter For Mac Is Like Massively Multiplayer IM — Will It Alter Twitter Itself?

    Back in August, I first got to try out the Twitter Streaming API via the User Streams feature which was being beta tested on a new version on popular third-party client TweetDeck. “Twitter User Streams Is Crack For Realtime Web Junkies,” was the title I went with. For this post, I sort of wanted to use the title “If User Streams Is Crack, Twitter For Mac Is A Crack… Read More

  • Confirmed: Tweetie 2 (Twitter) for Mac Is Coming!

    Confirmed: Tweetie 2 (Twitter) for Mac Is Coming!

    About an hour ago, we wrote up the hot rumor that Tweetie 2 for Mac would be launching alongside the Mac App Store tomorrow morning. The source of that information was a site called Razorianfly which posted an image they received of the product, which is being renamed “Twitter for Mac”. We can now confirm that the screenshot is very real, we’ve heard from a reliable… Read More

  • Tweetie 2 Coming With The Mac App Store Tomorrow? Mum's The Word From Twitter

    Tweetie 2 Coming With The Mac App Store Tomorrow? Mum's The Word From Twitter

    This afternoon, a site called Razorianfly posted a very interesting tidbit of information along with a purported screenshot to back it up. According to the site, Tweetie 2.0 for Mac is launching tomorrow alongside the Mac App Store. If true, this is big news for Mac users who have long feared that the beloved app had been left for dead since Twitter acquired Tweetie and its developer… Read More

  • Coming Soon From Twitter: "THE MOST AMAZING CLIENT YOU'VE NEVER SEEN"

    Coming Soon From Twitter: "THE MOST AMAZING CLIENT YOU'VE NEVER SEEN"

    When Twitter bought Atebits in April, a lot of us were excited about the possibilities. After all, Atebits (aka Loren Brichter) was the company behind Tweetie, the best iPhone Twitter client and arguably the best desktop Twitter client as well (though Mac-only). Developers, however, were not as enthusiastic. Many wondered what it meant for the state of the Twitter third-party ecosystem. So… Read More

  • Twitter For iPhone Quick To Add Multitasking And Retina Display Support

    Twitter For iPhone Quick To Add Multitasking And Retina Display Support

    When Twitter bought Atebits, the company behind the excellent iPhone Twitter client, Tweetie, there was some concern it would slow down development of that app. Luckily, it doesn’t look like that has happened. As today, Twitter for iPhone version 3.0.1 has just launched, and with it comes suport for both iOS 4 and iPhone 4. In fact, while other huge apps on the iPhone, such as Facebook… Read More

  • Updated: Yes folks, the official iPhone Twitter app is here

    Updated: Yes folks, the official iPhone Twitter app is here

    We already knew it was hours if not minutes away – see TechCrunch US report – and it’s perhaps no surprise that New Zealand gets the goods ahead of Europe and the US (a bit like New Year’s day). Yes folks, the official Twitter app for iPhone is here, you know the one expected based on Tweetie ever since Twitter bought the company. We expect other iPhone app stores… Read More

  • Yes Folks, The Official iPhone Twitter App Is Here

    We already knew it was hours if not minutes away – see our earlier report – and it’s perhaps no surprise that New Zealand gets the goods ahead of Europe and the US (a bit like New Year’s day). Yes folks, the official Twitter app for iPhone is here, you know the one expected based on Tweetie ever since Twitter bought the company. We expect other iPhone app stores around… Read More

  • Say Hello To Twitter For iPhone, Aka Tweetie 3.0

    Say Hello To Twitter For iPhone, Aka Tweetie 3.0

    Just as we suspected late last night, Twitter removed Tweetie 2 for the App Store yesterday to make room for the newly rebranded “Twitter for iPhone.” It’s there right now in the App Store, labeled as simply “Twitter” — but you can’t download it just yet, as it’s likely still in the process of being put up. Without being able to see the app just… Read More

  • Tweetie 2 Disappears From App Store, Likely To Return As "Twitter For iPhone"

    Tweetie 2 Disappears From App Store, Likely To Return As "Twitter For iPhone"

    Something is amiss in the App Store right now. The best Twitter client, Tweetie 2, is nowhere to be found. So where did it fly off to? Did Apple pull it for some violation? Unlikely. Instead, the app’s new owners, Twitter, probably took it down. Why? Because their own version, dubbed “Twitter for iPhone,” is likely about to be released. We see this happen all the time. Read More

  • Textie: A Handsome, Simple Messaging App From The Guys Behind Tweetie & Borange

    Textie: A Handsome, Simple Messaging App From The Guys Behind Tweetie & Borange

    Before Twitter bought Atebits, Loren Brichter was busy. Not only was he hard at work on a follow up to Tweetie for Mac and a version for the iPad, but he had a secret side project that no one knew about. Until now. Meet Textie. Textie is a dead-simple application with one purpose: free and beautiful texting for the iPhone and iPod touch. Given what a complete and utter rip-off traditional… Read More

  • Final Tweetie 2 Update Teases Twitter For iPhone Coming Soon

    Final Tweetie 2 Update Teases Twitter For iPhone Coming Soon

    Earlier this month when Twitter bought Atebits, aka Loren Brichter, the maker of the best iPhone Twitter client, Tweetie, they promised that Tweetie wouldn’t die. Instead it was to be turned into Twitter for iPhone. That update now appears to be coming soon. In the final update to Tweetie 2 (2.1.2) that just went live in the App Store, the “What’s New” notes tell of… Read More

  • Twitter Acquires Tweetie

    Twitter Acquires Tweetie

    Twitter has just announced that it acquired Tweetie, the very popular and highly polished Twitter application for the iPhone . The application will now be called “Twitter for iPhone” and will drop from $2.99 to free, with developer Loren Brichter (who makes up the one-man startup Atebits) joining the Twitter mobile team. Twitter also plans to launch Twitter for the iPad… Read More

  • Tweetie 2 Gaining Native Foursquare Support

    Tweetie 2 Gaining Native Foursquare Support

    While Loren Brichter may be hard at work on Tweetie Two for the Mac, he hasn’t given on his baby: Tweetie 2 for the iPhone. While the app hasn’t been updated since late November, a new build is due shortly with one big addition: native Foursquare support. What this means is that anytime someone in your tweet stream sends out a tweet from Foursquare (which, to the annoyance of… Read More

  • Tweetie Two For Mac Approaches (Picture)

    Tweetie Two For Mac Approaches (Picture)

    Last October, developer Loren Brichter set the App Store on fire with the sequel to his brilliant iPhone Twitter client, Tweetie. It looks like he’s about to do the same to the Mac. Brichter sent out a series of teasing tweets today indicating that Tweetie Two is coming soon for the Mac. One, from his atebits account, reads: Ready… ready?! News about Tweetie Tw… ROOOOOAAAAR!! Read More

  • Tweetie 2.1 Hits The App Store With Lists, Retweets, Geolocation And More

    Tweetie 2.1 Hits The App Store With Lists, Retweets, Geolocation And More

    Earlier this month we did a preview of Tweetie 2.1, the latest version of the popular iPhone Twitter client. Today, it has just hit the App Store as a free download for Tweetie 2 owners. While the .1 increment may make it seem like this update isn’t that big of a deal, the latest version actually packs a number of big updates. Previously, we went over the way Tweetie 2.1 integrates… Read More

  • Seesmic Launches Native Twitter Client For Windows

    Seesmic Launches Native Twitter Client For Windows

    Today brings good news for PC users everywhere. Seesmic is launching a native desktop client for Windows. Seesmic’s founder and CEO Loic Le Meur made the announcement today at Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles. Le Meur says that providing a desktop client that was native for Windows was of huge importance because 80 percent of Seesmic users run their apps… Read More

  • Birdfeed Looks To Attract Tweets As The Go-To Twitter Geolocation App

    Birdfeed Looks To Attract Tweets As The Go-To Twitter Geolocation App

    Back in June, we wrote about Birdfeed, an iPhone Twitter application that finally brought the speed and simplicity to rival what many consider to be the top client, Tweetie. It’s a great app that offers a different look and feel from Tweetie (and especially now Tweetie 2), which some users prefer. And it’s about to gain a key feature which could further differentiate it… Read More